Link cells together


Join cells together in Libreoffice Calc

There are two main ways to link cells together in Calc, using the Concatenate function or using the & symbol. Both methods will pull data from separate cells and join them together. If you require spaces between the cell information, add open quotes and then a space, followed by close quotes.

The & Symbol to join cells

To use the & symbol, start your formula in the same way as always, with the equals sign, then select your first cell. After the first cell type the & symbol and the open quotes to create a space then close quotes. This space will appear between the data in linked cells. Now type another & symbol and click on the second cell. If you have more cells to join repeat the process, then finally click the tick.

To use the concatenation function to link cells, select the function wizard. Once the wizard opens, type concatenate to find the correct function. When the function wizard displays the boxes to select cells, start the process by selecting your first cell. In the second box displayed, add the open and closed quotes. (This gives you the space). Next select the second cell and so on. Once all the cells and spaces are created click OK.

Text to Columns

If you have data in one single cell that should appear in multiple cells, you can use the Text to Column feature. The text to columns feature is on the Data Tab of the Ribbon. Once activated the wizard steps through the process. How your data are displayed, will depend on which options to select. When you have finished, click OK and the cells will spill over into the cells as selected.

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